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Syracuse geologist reveals correlation between earthquakes, landslides
A geologist in Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences has demonstrated that earthquakes -- not climate change, as previously thought -- affect the rate of landslides in Peru. (2014-11-04)
African water authorities receive space tool training
African researchers tackling water resource management problems have gathered at ESRIN, ESA's Earth Observation Centre in Frascati, Italy, from July 24 to 28, 2006, for a free five-day TIGER Initiative training session aimed at facilitating the integration of satellite radar data into their work. (2006-07-27)
Study shows eutrophic lakes may not recover for a millennium
Although it has taken just 60 years for humans to put many freshwater lakes on the eutrophication fast track, a new study shows their recovery may take a thousand years under the best of circumstances. (2005-06-13)
The geologic forces that shaped Africa
A new publication by the Geological Society of America outlines the topographic evolution of the dynamic African continent, illustrating how its unique geomorphic history reflects its distinctive tectonics. (2008-06-27)
Changing temperatures and precipitation may affect living skin of drylands
Arid and semiarid ecosystems are expected to experience significant changes in temperature and precipitation patterns, which may affect soil organisms in ways that cause surfaces to become lighter in color and thus reflect more sunlight, according to a new USGS study. (2017-03-15)
Plant breeding helps revive western rangelands
For more than two decades, Agricultural Research Service scientists have been developing new grasses and forages that can hold their own on the rugged rangelands of the western United States. (2010-02-12)
July 2011 in GSA Today: Clinker geochronology
July's GSA Today science article authors Peter W. Reiners of the University of Arizona and colleagues have developed and successfully carried out a novel, extraordinary technique for learning how efficiently river channels cut and increase local topographic relief: They have used the exposure of (2011-06-27)
Researchers show why active mountains don't get taller
Active mountain ranges like the Olympic Mountains, Taiwan Central Range or the Southern Alps are still growing, but they are not getting any taller. (2002-09-19)
Too late to stop global warming by cutting emissions
Governments and institutions should focus on developing adaption policies to address and mitigate against the negative impact of global warming, rather than putting the emphasis on carbon trading and capping greenhouse-gas emissions, argue Johannesburg-based Wits University geoscientist Dr. (2012-10-17)
Study finds way to conserve soil and water in world's driest wheat region
In the world's driest rainfed wheat region, Washington State University researchers have identified summer fallow management practices that can make all the difference for farmers, water and soil conservation, and air quality. (2014-11-24)
Logging Issues Not Clear Cut, Say Conservationists
An unlikely tool to save tropical forest wildlife may be the chainsaw, according to participants of a forest-diversity workshop, organized by the Wildlife Conservation Society. (1997-01-23)
Rwanda's Forest of Hope to expand by 21 percent, begin corridor for endangered chimpanzees
Efforts will begin this year to expand the Gishwati National Conservation Park in Rwanda by 21 percent and begin the development of a 30-mile forest corridor to Nyungwe National Park for a group of 14 chimpanzees facing extinction. (2010-01-29)
The creation of Shangri-La
Geoscientists are using a new simulation to condense a period lasting millions of years to explain the formation of the high-lying valleys in the south-eastern end of the Tibetan Plateau: the true Shangri-La. (2015-04-23)
Targeting T cells in rheumatoid arthritis
In this issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, researchers led by Harvey Cantor at Harvard University analyzed the contributions of different subsets of T cells to an RA-like condition in mice. (2013-02-08)
River Sediment May Hold Key To Land Use Patterns
A record of rainfall, river flow, land use and human migration may be stacked away in the sediments at river mouths, according to Penn State researchers (1997-05-27)
Investigating the impact of 'legacy sediments' on water quality
University of Delaware researcher Shreeram Inamdar has been awarded a $499,500 grant from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to determine if stream-bank legacy sediments are significant sources of nutrients to surface waters and how they may influence microbial processes and nutrient cycling in aquatic ecosystems. (2017-02-16)
Mars' patchwork magnetic fields act as umbrella array to protect planet's atmosphere
Many experts think Mars' atmosphere was for the most part swept away by the solar wind after the planet lost its protective magnetic field 4 billion years ago. (2000-12-17)
UAEU receives patent from the Patent Office of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States
UAEU received a patent from the Patent Office of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf for the invention of a new concrete composition of oil and industrial waste. (2016-06-12)
Researchers introducing sustainable agriculture practices to improve food security
Two Virginia Tech professors are leading research teams that will work with scientists and small-scale farmers in South America and the Caribbean to increase food production, improve soil quality, and reduce risks associated with climate change. (2010-03-15)
No safe ground for life to stand on during world's largest mass extinction
The world's largest mass extinction was probably caused by poisonous volcanic gas, according to research published today. (2005-12-01)
Team of scientists predicts continued death of forests in southwestern US due to climate change
If current climate projections hold true, the forests of the Southwestern United States face a bleak future, with more severe -- and more frequent -- forest fires, higher tree death rates, more insect infestation, and weaker trees. (2010-12-13)
Roots key to second Green Revolution
Root systems are the basis of the second Green Revolution, and the focus on beans and corn that thrive in poor growing conditions will help some of the world's poorest farmers, according to a Penn State plant scientist. (2010-02-20)
Danger from extreme storms and high seas to rise
Storms that battered Australia's east coast are a harbinger of things to come and a stark reminder of the need for a national effort to monitor the growing threat from climate change, coastal researchers at Sydney's University of New South Wales warn. (2016-06-08)
Agricultural fires in central Africa
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite detected hundreds of fires burning in central Africa on Aug. (2013-08-22)
High carb diet, acidic sports drinks and eating disorders take toll on athletes' teeth
A high carb diet, acidic sports drinks and a heightened risk of eating disorders are taking their toll on athletes' teeth, says a Consensus Statement on mouth health and elite sport performance, published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. (2014-10-13)
Amount of dust blown across the West is increasing, says CU-Boulder study
The amount of dust being blown across the landscape has increased over the last 17 years in large swaths of the West, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder. (2013-06-10)
Early settlers rapidly transformed New Zealand forests with fire
New research from Montana State University indicates that the speed of early forest clearance following human colonization of the South Island of New Zealand was much faster and more intense than previously thought. (2010-12-13)
Heavy metals in the Peak District -- evidence from bugs in blanket bogs
Bacteria that consume heavy metals have been found in some of the most contaminated parts of the Peak District in the Southern Pennines and may be changing the pollutants into more toxic forms that could leak out into reservoirs, scientists will hear Monday, March 31, 2008, at the Society for General Microbiology's 162nd meeting being held at the Edinburgh International Conference Center. (2008-04-01)
Plymouth University leads global study examining wave energy transfer on rocky coastlines
Plymouth University is leading a £340,000 international study analyzing the ability of rocky foreshores to absorb the impact of waves on the world's coastlines. (2014-09-30)
Evidence emerges of ancient lake in California's Eel River
A catastrophic landslide 22,500 years ago dammed the upper reaches of northern California's Eel River, forming a 30-mile-long lake which has since disappeared. (2011-11-14)
Humans threaten wetlands' ability to keep pace with sea-level rise
Left to themselves, coastal wetlands can withstand rapid levels of sea-level rise. (2013-12-04)
Study examines relationship between bone density and erosion in arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis, the most common form of inflammatory arthritis, affects almost 3 percent of people over age 65. (2009-06-01)
Agronomy, crop, soils research presented in Indianapolis
More than 3,000 scientists from around the world will meet at the Indiana Convention Center Nov. (2006-11-02)
Ben-Gurion U. researcher reveals that self-criticism can be lethal in new book
Throughout the book, Professor Shahar identifies the mechanisms through which self-criticism confers vulnerability to psychopathology. (2016-01-04)
This week from AGU: Dust models, Arctic Ocean waves, floods and climate change
Global climate models fail to simulate key dust characteristics. (2014-07-15)
Dating historic activity at Oso site shows recurring major landslides
Radiocarbon dating of landslides near the deadly March 2014 mudslide in Oso, Wash., show that this is a geologically active region, with other large slides in the relatively recent past. (2015-12-23)
Scientists find some thrive in acid seas
Researchers from James Cook University have found that ocean acidification may not be all bad news for one important sea-dwelling plant. (2015-10-19)
38 percent of world's surface in danger of desertification
A team of Spanish researchers has measured the degradation of the planet's soil using the Life Cycle Assessment, a scientific methodology that analyses the environmental impact of human activities, and which now for the first time includes indicators on desertification. (2010-02-09)
Researchers plumb mysteries of Antarctic Mountains
The 3,000-kilometer-long Transantarctic Mountains are a dominant feature of the Antarctic continent, yet up to now scientists have been unable to adequately explain how they formed. (2007-07-20)
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